This is a good recipe if you don't have any meat on hand to add to your sauce, or if you just don't want any meat. I like the added vegetables. All the healthier
1 med. onion
1 stalk of celery
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 can (28 oz.) whole tomatoes & puree
1 small can tomato paste with equal water added(optional, but gives a better consistency)
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. basil
1 bay leaf
1 cup water
Chop the following, finely in blender: onion, carrot and celery.
Chop garlic the same, but separately. Saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic, carrot and celery and cook until tender.
Add tomatoes, water, salt, pepper, basil and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
Simmer 15 minutes. Will thicken if chilled overnight, and almost always better the next day.